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Genus Ipimorpha

Even-lined Sallow - Ipimorpha pleonectusa 'Owlet moth' - Ipimorpha Even-lined Sallow (Ipimorpha pleonectusa) - Ipimorpha pleonectusa Even-lined Sallow (Ipimorpha pleonectusa) - Ipimorpha pleonectusa Ipimorpha pleonectusa Ipimorpha pleonectusa Ipimorpha pleonectusa Ipimorpha pleonectusa pleonectusa - Ipimorpha pleonectusa
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Cosmiina
Genus Ipimorpha
5 species in North America (
4 species in Canada (CBIF)
only 1 species in the east [I. pleonectusa]
wingspan 30-35 mm
forewing pale yellowish to medium brown; AM and PM lines prominent, fairly straight; AM line oblique; reniform, orbicular, claviform spots usually distinct and with thin pale outlines; claviform spot flattened basally where it connects to AM line
Yukon and British Columbia to Newfoundland, south in the east to Maryland and Kentucky, south in the west to California
all species are present in the west; only one (I. pleonectusa) extends its range to the east
also represented in Eurasia
adults fly from July to September
larvae feed on leaves of Populus spp. (poplar) and willow
Internet References
pinned adult images of 4 of the 5 species in North America (CBIF)
classification and links to images of species in Eurasia and North America (Markku Savela, FUNET)